Wayward/itinerant journalist re-adapting to life in the US and trying to be less broke.

Me: videographer + editor in the greater NYC area, grad student, formerly based in the Middle East, married, crafty weaver, cyclist, runner, yogini, semi-nomadic lady who also really likes nesting, highly organized at packing, stumbling towards minimalism, aspiring to a life that approaches zero-waste.

What you’ll find here: Personal financial failures + triumphs, mental health and finance discussions, thoughts about the future, career + family goals.

There’s also previous tales of travel and life in the Middle East, which was home for about four years. I first started this blog on Tumblr in 2011 when I was doing a study abroad program in Amman. Since then, it’s been called many things and I haven’t always kept up with it, but here we are. This is mostly a way to keep track of where I’ve been and where I’m going.

Where does the name come from?

“Fold up the maps and put away the globe. If someone else had charted it, let them. Start another drawing with whales at the bottom and cormorants at the top, and in between identify if you can, the places you have not found yet on those other maps, the connections obvious only to you. Round and flat, only a very little has been discovered.”
—Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry